Mactan Island is the gateway to historic and gorgeous Cebu province, a huge island surrounded by more than 100 islands and islets in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. While most tourists only hear about Cebu City itself, Mactan Island and the entire province of Cebu are filled with different must-see secrets for adventurous tourists looking to take the unbeaten path.
Pristine clean waters, pale fine sand, and uncrowded beaches. Those are what Bantayan Island boasts of. Water so clean that their waters near the port are still so blue and you can see the bottom. Located at the Northern part of Cebu, it’s pretty far from the city. The perfect getaway if you love the quiet and the sea. Transportation, accommodation, things to do, places to see, and everything in between!
Kota Beach is situated in the north of Cebu, on the island of Bantayan, Barangay Sta. Fe. To get there from the Cebu City, you take a three hour bus ride from the NorthBus Terminal then a 45 minute ferry. Yes, its kind of grueling to get there (specially the long bus ride) but super worth it. Thinking about it, the trip to Sta Fe is the same time I take going to Makati from my house during bad traffic. Not bad, eh?